There are no more French people at Roland-Garros. After Léolia Jeanjean, Alizé Cornet and Gilles Simon, it’s Hugo Gaston’s turn to say goodbye to the Parisian tournament. Despite a break made from the start, the Frenchman was swept away in three sets (6-3, 6-3, 6-3) and just under two hours by Holger Rune, stronger in all areas of the game. from the baseline, even more precise in his drop shots than the Toulousain, which is saying something, the 19-year-old Dane extinguished the Chatrier public and the dreams of the Habs to reach the round of 16, where he will face the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (n°4). Roland-Garros Gaston with authority 05/26/2022 At 1:56 p.m. At least, not long enough to push the public of the Philippe-Chatrier to truly ignite. However, Hugo Gaston had taken the match by the right end, attacking Rune for the entry breaker. We thought the French better entered the meeting but it will have been little more than a decoy. Immediately regaining control of the exchanges, taking advantage of a power clearly superior to that of the Habs, Rune scored five games in a row to stifle Gaston and finally win the first set, without discussion. Still knocked out, clearly also embarrassed by the strong wind that swept the Central this Saturday, Gaston quickly conceded the break in the second round but he never let go. The Frenchman varied the shots, short crosses, long lines, long throws but nothing worked. Even his drop shots, one of his specialties, didn’t work. This is even how Rune insinuated doubt into his opponent’s mind, multiplying short balls and exceptional “retro” drop shots, while being on each attempt by the Habs. Quite a symbol.Hugo Gaston against Holger Rune, Saturday May 28, 2022. / Roland-GarrosCredit: Getty ImagesRune pushed Gaston to the faultMore lively, fairer, more serene too, the Dane played a game built on his confidence acquired in the previous months, and in particular during the title gleaned in Munich at the end of April. Very aggressive, he did not necessarily multiply the winning moves (38 against 31 for Gaston) but he will have constantly pushed back the Frenchman, forced to make mistakes too many times (35 against 21 for Rune). This is what prevented him from breaking the 40th in the world more often (only 3 times against 7) while the two men had exactly the same number of opportunities (11). But there is no regret for Gaston. The Dane was simply too solid. Untouchable for more than an hour and a half, Rune could even have finished this game much earlier, serving for the match at 5-1 in the third set. But Gaston could not leave without a last last stand, then unleashing his shots like never before in this match for two games. In vain. Two years after his formidable epic, the Frenchman will therefore be content with a third round and leaves the Dane the honor and the responsibility of facing last year’s finalist, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, in the round of 16. This will be the very first second week in a Grand Slam for the 40th in the world. And the least we can say is that he went looking for her.Holger RuneCredit: Getty ImagesRoland-GarrosAnother Parisian thriller for Gaston!24/05/2022 At 18:22ATP LyonLast chance for the French, Guinard stops at the gates of the semis19/05/2022 At 15:31
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